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My Friends Don’t Like My Partner — How To Handle The Issue Everyone Dreads

By Angela Melero As if navigating relationships wasn’t hard enough, try throwing in some external conflict with a third party — third party being your BFF. Indeed, there’s something incredibly unsettling about your friends not liking your partner. Unnecessary awkwardness, resentments, and divisions can occur as a result, and no one wants that. “If your friend or partner can’t be...
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How To Handle The Impact Of Sexual Trauma On Intimate Relationships?

Lauren discusses the psychological, emotional, and physical impacts of trauma and what to do if you learn that your partner was sexually abused or assaulted. Sexual trauma is an umbrella term to describe any sexual act that is imposed on another person without their consent. Shutterstock Images Denise, a thirty-year-old single female, wondered if she would ever be capable of...
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7 Embarrassing Yet Perfectly Normal Scenarios That Happen During Sex

These are common yet awkward situations that can happen to anyone while having sex. Humans reproduce sexually. We, like all other sexual creatures, are subject to instinctive sexual desire. Sex is one of our four basic primitive urges among food, shelter, and self-preservation. At its core, sex is animalistic. However, due to certain mores and rules of our culture or...
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13 Stress-relief Toys That Actually Work

By PJ Feinstein Some days, life can make even the calmest person feel anxious. First, try taking a few deep breaths, then find your zen with one of these calming products. Weighted blanket via amazon.com In a study exploring the therapeutic effects of weighted blankets, 63 percent of participants said they felt less anxious after using one. Like a hug...
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8 Relationship Doubts You Should Never Ignore

By CARINA WOLFF   No relationship is perfect, and you aren't going to always love 100 percent of the person you're with. But some apprehensions in a relationship hold more weight than others. There are some doubts about your relationship you should never ignore, as they could indicate trouble for the future. Some conflicts can be worked out naturally over...
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How to Deal With Anger in a Healthy Way

BY COLLEEN STINCHCOMBE Jan 18, 2019 Step 1: Respect this feeling for what it is. Everyone has something that grinds their gears. Maybe it's how nobody in your whole city can drive. Or your boss never gives you the credit you're due. Or maybe you've just been seething lately, for no reason you can particularly identify, but always ready to strike...
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How to Deal With Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation

BY COLLEEN STINCHCOMBE Jan 11, 2019   Maybe you're new to a city and struggling to make friends. Or the people you love seem to be in a different phase of their lives than you. Or you've got all the friends you could possibly want, but you still don't feel connected. At one time or another, everyone has felt lonely. "It's...
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Make Valentine’s Day Hot Instead of Hallmark

Valentine’s Day can be a polarizing holiday. For some, it’s a fun excuse to plan a date with their partner or date, while others find it corny or even dread the day designated to love. Valentine’s Day may be a time to celebrate romance, but ideally, we are making time for romance, intention and play with romantic partners and/or with...
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